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Annual Commencement 

ST. MARY'S HIGH SCHOOL 



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Thursday Afternoon, June the Seventeenth 
Nineteen Hundred Twenty-six 
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The Senior Class of 
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EDITORIAL BOARD 

Editor-in-Chief, ROBERT J. ALLARD 
Associate Editors 

GERALDINE BUDGICK LUCIA GREGOIRE 

RUTH COLLINS ROBERT JACQUES 

ROBERT FITTS JOYCE MUIR 

MARY IOZZO MAUREEN POWERS 

AMADIO RICCI 



DEDICATION 




To Our Pastor, Reverend William F. Smith, whose gentle genius has guided 
us throughout our entire school course at St. Mary's, we, the Members of the 
Class of '52, reverently dedicate this book. 






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TO OUR PARENTS 



We find it difficult to express in words the thoughts we have had in our 
hearts since the days of our childhood. However, we are grateful for every 
sacrifice you have made and ask God to bless you for giving us a Catholic 
education. 



TO OUR SISTERS 



We shall always be proud of the training we have received from your 
hands. You, who are God's heroines, have striven to draw us unerringly toward 
the real goal of all education— the attainment of Goodness, of Beauty, and of 
Truth. For your precious influence we thank you. 



TO OUR PRIESTS 



We appreciate your untiring efforts to keep us close to Our Lord and His 
Blessed Lady. May each boy in the Class of '52 be clean-hearted, iron-willed 
and big-souled always. May each of our girls love and imitate forever the 
strong, pure womanhood of Mary. You have done for us what a good father 
does for his children. 



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CLASS OFFICERS 




AMADIO RICCS - Presidani 

LUCIA GREGOIRE - Vice-Prssidsnt 

MARY !OZZO - Secretary 

ROBERT JACQUES - Treasurer 

Class Colors 
BLUE AND SILVER 

Class Flower 
GLADIOLA 



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ROBERT ALLARD 

Nickname "Bobby" 

Favorite Saying: 
"Don't ask me!" 

His ever ready desire to ar- 
gue should encourage Bob to 
face any controversy. 



GERALDINE BUDGICK 

Nickname "Jerry" 

Favorite Saying: "Holy Cats!" 

Our period of acquaintance 
with Jerry has been short, but 
long enough to make us appre- 
ciate her wonderful personality, 
which we are sure will bring 
her success. 




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RUTH COLLINS 

Nickname "Ruthic" 

Favorite Saying: 
"Come on a my house." 

Tall and slim is Ruth. Her 
pleasing disposition will long be 
remembered by all. 



ROBERT FITTS 

Nickname "Pat" 

Favorite Saying: "Yezzuh!" 

This lad is rather quiet in 
school but outside they say, he 
is a roaming Casonova. 




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LUCIA GREGOIRE 

Nickname "Luce" 

Favorite Saying: "Take off!' 

Lively, never a dull moment, 
frequently found dancing. 



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ROBERT JACQUES 

Nickname "Bol)" 

Favorite Saying: 
"I've got news for you!" 

He couldn't speak a word 
when he was six months old, 
but you should hear him now. 







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MARY IOZZO 

Nickname "Dee" 

Favorite Saying: "Eh, Kim?" 

Friendly she is and cheerful 
all the while. Our gloomy days 
she brightens by the sunshine 
of her smile. 



JOYCE MUIR 

Nickname "Joyce" 

Favorite Saying: "Well!" 

Joyce in her charming way 
wins friends both far and wide. 
Her words so kind and true and 
gay have mada her very dear. 




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MAUREEN POWERS 

Nickname "Mac" 

Favorite Saying: "My." 

Thers's always a twinkle in 
her eyes and her laugh rings 
out when she passes by. 



AMADIO RICCI 

Nickname "Mitty" 

Favorite Saying: "Ah, come-on!" 

Some people would think him 
bashful, but we know he's an all 
around good fellow. 




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OUR FAVORITES 



ROBERT JACQUES 



MARY IOZZO 



Actor 
Actress 
Singer 
Song 



Robert Mitchum 

Rhonda Fleming 

Nat King Cole 

Come What May 



Food Everything 

Pastime - Hunting and Fishing 
Orchestra - - - Harry James 
T. V. Program - - - Boxing 



Actor 

Actress 

Singer 

Song 

Food 

Pastime 

Orchestra 

T. V. Program 



Burt Lancaster 

Sally Forest 

Johnny Ray 

Broken Hearted 

Spaghetti 

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Ralph Flanagan 

Fireside Theatre 



LUCIA GREGOIRE 

Actor Van Heflin 

Actress .... Betsy Drake 
Singer - - - Johnny Ray 

Song - - Dancing in the Dark 
Food - Spaghetti and Meatballs 

Pastime Reading 

Orchestra - - Ralph Flanagan 
T. V. Program - - Wrestling 





ROBERT FITTS 


Actor 


Randolph Scott 


Actress 


Lizabeth Scott 


Singer 


Johnny Ray 


Song 


Cry 


Food 


Corned Beef and Cabbage 



Pastime Hunting and Fishing 

Orchestra - - Ralph Flanagan 
T. V. Program - - - Boxing 





AMADIO RICCI 


Actor 


Burt Lancaster 


Actress 


Virginia Mayo 


Singer 


Johnny Ray 


Song 


Please, Mr. Sun 


Food 


Spaghetti and Meatballs 


Pastime 


Hunting and Fishing 


Orchestra 


Gene Krupa 



T. V. Program - Martin and Lewis 



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ROBERT ALLARD 

Actor ... - Louis Jourdan 

Actress - - - Debra Paget 

Singer .... J an Pierce 

Song - - Serenade from the 

Student Prince 

Food Spaghetti 

Pastime - Listening to Records 

Orchestra - Philadelphia 

T. V. Program - Philco Playhouse 



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Actor 

Actress 

Singer 

Song 

Food 

Pastime 



Orchestra - 
T. V. Program 



- - Dale Roberts 

Mitzi Gaynor 

Katherine Grayson 

Because of You 

Pizza 

Walking to 

Laughnane's 

Ralph Flanagan 

Ted Mack 



RUTH COLLINS 

Actor - - - Robert Mitchum 

Actress - - - Lizabeth Scott 

Singer .... Eddy Fisher 

Song Forgive AAe 

Food - Spaghetti and Meatballs 
Pastime ... Riding Around 
Orchestra - - Ralph Flanagan 
T. V. Program - - Hit Parade 



MAUREEN POWERS 

Actor - - - Robert Mitchum 
Actress ... - June Allyson 
Singer - Eddie Fisher 

Song Forgive Me 

Food Everything 

Pastime Eating 

Orchestra - - Guy Lombardo 
T. V. Program - - Hit Parade 





JOYCE 


MUIR 




Actor - 


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Dana 


Andrews 


Actress 


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Jane Powell 


Singer 


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- Bill 


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Song 


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Food 


Spaghett 


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Meatballs 


Pastime 






Dancing 


Orchestra 


- 


Guy 


Lombardo 



T. V. Program - One Man's Family 



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CLASS WILL 



We, the Senior Class of Saint Mary's High School, in the town of South- 
bridge and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, being indisputably of sound and 
disposing mind and memory, and about to pass out of existence, do make, pub- 
lish and declare this to be our last will and testament. 

First: We bequeath to our Priests and Teachers, our heartfelt gratitude 
and unfailing loyalty, for the many patient and tireless hours they spent in 
teaching us. 

Secondly: We order and direct our Executors, the Juniors, to fulfill and 
uphold the title of Seniors as well as we did. To accomplish this, we give and 
bequeath to the said Juniors our Senior decorum, privileges, polished manners 
and impressive gravity. 

Thirdly: To the present Sophomores we leave all the opportunities for 
frolic and jollity that we used so well in our Junior Year. 

Fourthly: To the incumbent Freshmen, we give that badly "spoiled" rod, 
which put stiffening into our back-bones, in order to make them appreciate the 
dignity of the Seniors. 

Having thus divested ourselves of the common wealth of the Class of 1952, 
we hereby append the personal and private bequests. 

To Reverend Father Smith we leave our undying gratitude and our 
appreciation for all he has done for us. 

To our Sisters we leave our heartfelt thanks for all the help they have 
given us. 

The Juniors inherit all our books, desks, and pencils and the motto: "Never 
let St. Mary's down." 

To the Freshmen and Sophomores we leave our request that they will 
always be loyal to St. Mary's. 

Amadio leaves his love for the Irish to Martha lozzo, who we know will 
succeed as he did. 

Robert Fitts leaves his height to George Trembley who will have to do a lot 
of growing to succeed Robert. 

Robert Allard leaves his typing ability to Jo-Ann Rannigan, hoping that she 
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Robert Jacques leaves his bottle of hair tonic to Jack Berry, who will be 
a suitable successor. 

Mary lozzo leaves her ambitious ways and cute giggle to Mary Day. 

Maureen Powers leaves her pleasant disposition and cute sighs to Marcella 
Rannigan. 

Ruth Collins leaves her charming smile and sweet way with the boys to 
Mary Moriarty. Mary, you have competition! 

Joyce Muir leaves her sweet, kind and sociable manner to Charlotte 
Beauregard. 

Lucia Gregoire leaves her wonderful artistic ability to Dorothy Latour. 
Dorothy, may you keep the Junior and Senior Class room decorated as well as 
Lucia did. 

Geraldine Budgick leaves her cute accent to Bernard Rannigan. who being 
from Pennsylvania also, should carry on well. 

Robert Fitts leaves his way with the girls to John Moriarty, who we know 
will fill in Robert's vacancy very well. 

Amadio leaves his humorous, calm ways to Donald Gauthier. We hope 
he will entertain the class as well as Mitty did. 

Joyce Muir leaves her ability in Algebra to Hugh Earls, who we hope will be 
as good a mathematician as Joyce has been. 

Ruth Collins leaves her black hair and height to Lena Raulli. Lena, we 
don't know how you will ever succeed but we wish you luck. 

Mary lozzo leaves her beautiful penmanship to Shirley Smith. We hope 
Shirley will be as successful as Mary was. 

Robert Jacques leaves Ann Trudeau his front seat which he hopes she will 
keep as tidy as he did. 

In witness whereof, we have hereunto subscribed our names and affixed 
our seal this 21st day of March, 1952. 

THE SENIORS 



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A BACKWARD GLANCE 

We, the members of ihe Class of '52, hoped to attain the pinnacle of 
success. It has been our constant wish that our accomplishments would be so 
outstanding that they would be unsurpassed. 

On the opening day of school in September 1948, we stood outside the 
Church, waiting to enter and march down the middle aisle— we who would 
from now on be known as "Frisky Frosh." 

With heads held high and a grin on our faces we started on our way to 
attend the Mass of the Holy Ghost. However, our happy faces lost their smiles 
when we beheld the eyes of the "high and mighty", giving us the well-known 
"once over." 

Our Beloved Pastor, Reverend Father Smith, gave us encouragement 
and good advice, too, before we left the Church to begin our life as students 
of St. Marys High. 

Very soon we were so deep in the study of Latin and Algebra that we 
thought Sister Helena Maria knew everything about these two subjects. 

Our pride is still hurt when we recall our initiation. On that occasion, 
however, we almost forgave everything because of the party which followed. 

Soon Exams were upon us, but all went well, of course, because we were a 
very bright class! ! ! 

The Winter and Spring of '49 passed very quickly, bringing Class Day 
Exercises at last! To attend these was one of the many privileges of High School. 

We entered our Sophomore Year, thinking Geometry and French would 
be interesting. They were; especially French, because everyone wished to be 
able to speak another language. Sister Bernard Joseph was our teacher. This 
school year flew by and soon we had reached the end of half our High School 
course. 

Vacation months passed quickly and at last we became Upper Classmen. 
We were sure that now we should be allowed to act high and mighty. 

We were closely associated with the Seniors and this made us very happy. 
This year went by like a flash and again Graduation time drew near. 

Just think! At last we were to have a part in the exercises. This night 
proved to me a memorable one. The parties for the Graduates were full of fun. 
We seriously began to realize that next year we would be in their places. 

We shall never forget the elation of being Seniors. The year was eventful 
from beginning to end. In every way this year was a big one in our lives. 
We thought our first three years passed speedily. All too well we began to 
realize that the year to which we tried to cling, was slipping quietly along. 

While busily working on our "Dial", the Yearbook, and our Exams, the year 
was surely coming to an end. Our Graduation will be our very own eventful 
night. Our banquet will be the occasion of our farewell to our actual life at 
St. Mary's High School. 

Instead of being happy we shall know that our sheltered, carefree school 
days are over. 

We shall leave in a different manner from that in which we entered. 

The "Frisky Frosh" are leaving as serious, dignified Seniors. 

Before leaving, however, we shall say, "God bless our Alma Mater!" 



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CIVICS CLUB OFFICERS 




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CLASS PROPHECY 



It is June 1962. The weather is warm and beautiful. I have a very 
special appointment. On this day, a great event, the first reunion of the class 
of 1952, is to take place. 

Ten years have passed very quickly and today the friends and pals of the 
Class of '52 are to meet once more. 

I left my office early because I have to meet Dr. Robert Jacques, Head 
Surgeon of Harrington Memorial Hospital and Nurse Maureen Powers, now 
Superintendent of Nurses at that hospital. 

Ah! Here they are! Now we shall drive to the Publick House in Sturbridge 
for our reunion. We hope all our classmates will attend, although some live 
very far away. 

As we reach the lobby we find there waiting for us, Robert Fitts, now 
Director of Fish and Game for the State of Massachusetts. He says he had 
hoped we would arrive early. 

As we are checking our final arrangements, Reverend Father Costello, 
Director of Youth Guidance in Worcester County, arrives with Reverend Father 
Murtough, Pastor of a new church in Southbridge. 

As we greet them, we see Joyce Muir, owner of the largest Stationery 
Store in Springfield, coming in with Lieutenant Lucia Gregoire, who is now 
stationed at a California Naval Base. 

Our reunion is starting well. As we are wondering about the others we 
hear excitement at the entrance. We go to investigate and find that Concert 
Violinist Robert Allard is the cause of all the commotion. He has cancelled his 
concert appointment at Boston Symphony Hall to attend this reunion. We are 
delighted to see him. 

As we sart to enter the Pineapple Room to talk of old times, in walks 
Geraldine Budgick, now an Instructor of Dental Technicians at the University 
of Pennsylvania. 

Here comes Mary lozzo in the cutest, flashiest, fastest Hot Rod on the 
continent. She has driven directly from Denver, Colorado. 

We are wondering where Amadio Ricci can be. It is almost time for our 
banquet and we hope he will not disappoint us. We decide to look once more 
toward the lobby before we take our places at table. Here he comes. He tells 
us he has a few friends with him. We learn he has actually brought his own 
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Now we are ready to welcome our special guest, Father Smith, who is 
coming now. He has his curate with him. 

While he is saying grace, our thoughts go back to all our former teachers at 
St. Mary's who cannot be with us tonight. 

Amadio Ricci with his band and Robert Allard with his violin play the 
most wonderful selections we have ever heard. 

This evening we shall never forget, because it reminds us of the gratitude 
we have in our hearts for the privilege that was ours in being sent by our 
parents to St. Mary's where we received a thorough, Catholic education. 

We plan for our next reunion to take place in '72. 

Together we say a little prayer asking God to bless St. Mary's— its priests- 
its Sisters of St. Joseph— our parents, our relatives and our friends. 



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